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David Frearson

An experienced litigator who acts for multi-national companies, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals in a range of commercial disputes. Focus on protecting intellectual property and complex multi-million contractual disputes between energy companies. Experienced in both obtaining and defending injunctive proceedings. Substantial experience in regulatory and civil law, particularly matters arising out of the cross-over between criminal law and civil litigation. Over 14 years protecting clients faced with regulatory, fiscal or criminal investigations or complaints from a range of regulators including National Trading Standards, HMRC and the SFO.

Notable Cases

  • Successful opposition of a Freezing Order, injunction fully discharged with indemnity costs. (Zelf Hussain & others of Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP v Seymour [2014] EWHC 891 (QB)
  • Acted on behalf of multi-billion company in a series of design rights disputes against multiple national-retailers
  • Advised commercial client in relation to Worldwide Freezing Order and investigation by National Trading Standards into alleged £37 million online fraud
  • Defending client in High Court Company Directorship disqualification proceedings, following complex allegation of alleged £2 million mis-selling of Carbon Credits
  • Successfully obtained injunctive relief following contested High Court hearing, for client in multi-million-pound trust dispute
  • Advised client under investigation by the SFO following complex allegation of fraud, based on alleged overstating of pre-tax profits by over £100 million, before sale of company for over £400 million
  • Successful strike out of claim in malicious prosecution, following contested High Court hearing.

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